Author Archives: Brook Hines

Trump’s political war aligns with white nationalism

Two days before the deadly riots in Charlottesville an insane, paranoid White House National Security memo emerged that helps explain Trump’s flaccid response to the armed insurrection of white nationalists at University of Virginia. If you’re wondering how the President of the United States could say there are “fine people” within the ranks of the Nazi brotherhood, […]

Leaked Sy Hersh audio suggests Seth Rich saga points to larger US intelligence bombshell

    When NPR broke the story of Rod Wheeler’s lawsuit against FOX news over coverage of Seth Rich, it seemed as if a consensus would emerge that the reporting was baseless, and that would be the end of that. But some stories just refuse to end convincingly in “nothing to see here.” Wheeler’s lawsuit […]

What we’re reading on July 4: “We’re radicals at heart,” by Harvey J Kay

The history of the United States is deeply radical, and today is the day we celebrate the most transformative document in shared history—the Declaration of Independence. The ability and desire to remake history is written in our DNA, and the Declaration of Independence is proof of that. If you read one thing today, make it […]

The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. The problem as […]

PODCAST: UK election special

Listen here: Kartik and Brook discuss the UK election, with KK taking the lead, as the Florida Squeeze resident expert on UK politics. This election could be interesting as “Teresa May is making Hillary Clinton’s campaign look good by comparison.”   UK Election Special on Libsyn     SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

The hidden danger in the DNC Fraud Lawsuit

If you’re following the DNC Fraud Lawsuit closely then you might, from time to time, feel like Debbie Wasserman Schultz cheated Bernie Sanders. And she did. In numerous ways, as the chair of the party, she is in fact the person most responsible for the way the DNC mishandled the primary, which led directly to […]

DNC Fraud Lawsuit: examining the bizarre phone call with Debbie Wasserman Schultz district office on caller-ID

The latest wrinkle in the still oddly underreported DNC fraud lawsuit is spooky, weird, and yet possibly also incredibly lame. Late last week, the law firm for the suit’s plaintiffs filed a notice with the the court that it had received an anonymous call from someone using an electronic voice-disguising gadget, seeking information about the class action lawsuit alleging fraud […]